commit (someone or something) to (something)

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commit (someone or something) to (something)

1. To agree to something. I'm sorry, but I can't commit myself to your project because it seems fundamentally flawed.
2. To devote or dedicate oneself or another to someone or something. You need to fully commit yourself to your family and stop working so many hours. Jana won an academic award after committing herself to her studies. I can commit six of my employees to this project.
3. To engage in an exclusive romantic relationship. I really want to commit to Ryan, but his history of womanizing makes me reluctant to trust him.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

commit oneself to someone or something

to devote oneself to someone or something; to be faithful to someone or something. He committed himself to his wife. She settled down and committed herself to her job.
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commit oneself to something

1. to agree to something; to promise or pledge to do something. Yes, I will commit myself to the repair of the door frame. Will you commit yourself to finishing on time?
2. to promise to support and assist something. I can't commit myself to your cause at the present time. Maybe next month when I am less busy. She committed herself to being there on time.
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commit someone or something to something

to pledge or assign someone or something to something. The boss committed Ralph to the task. I cannot commit any more money to your project.
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commit to someone

to marry or enter into an exclusive relationship with another person. Jane says she loves me, but she's not ready to commit to any one person. If you can't commit to me, then this relationship is over.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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But now it looks as if he will be forced to accept a Labour move which will commit us to take 3,000 child refugees who are already in Europe, too.
The (EU) treaties commit us to balancing the budget", he said.
It may well be that what is being proposed may not meet with their approval; yet the Labour cabinet at the Town Hall has gone ahead, in private session, and approved a process which will commit us to something which may not be in Nuneaton's best interest but will certainly enrich the developers.
And on Libya Mr Obama showed his steely side, refusing to commit extra US forces to the mission creep of a military campaign the Prime Minister was too eager to commit us to.
Many in the Tea Party movement take constitutional war powers seriously; a president cannot commit us to open-ended war without a congressional vote.
He said: "I can confirm that the final coalition agreement that we will publish tomorrow will commit us to lower and simpler corporate tax".
Gordon Brown now tells us that no referendum is necessary, since all he is proposing to commit us to is yet another "treaty".
"Our policies as Anglicans commit us to listening to the experience of homosexuals and recognising that they are full and welcome members of the church loved by God."
It used to be easy to commit us to institutions, to bar us from the workplace, to refuse to protect us in schools, and to scatter our families by failing to legally recognize them.
"Words, words, words" commit us to positions we do not really hold, the imperatives of chatter; words are what we use for lies, false promises, and gossip.
That same government who seem quite willing to commit us to spending pounds 32billion (possibly more?) on a European TNT-T HS2 rail project for the business elite.